Archives for August 2013

Review: BDG High-Waist Black Jeans

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Nordstrom top (similar), J.Crew belt, BDG high-waist jeans, Sam Edelman sandals (my color is sold out, but my next pair will be these)

Get ready to see quite a bit of these jeans in the months to come. I tweeted a few weeks back that I was searching for the perfect pair of high-waist black jeans and one of my lovely readers, Franziska responded with a recommendation for these BDG jeans from Urban Outfitters. I quickly went online and at $38 a pop after sale, I ordered two pairs at varying sizes to test them out. I ended up with my usual size (i’m typically between a 30-31, and went with a 31) and love them.

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They are true skinny jeans, tapering very tightly around the ankle which I appreciate. They also are very high-waisted on me, sitting about an inch above my belly button. The material isn’t as sturdy as some designer jeans, and it feels like I might have to repurchase these after a few months of wear, but i’m so thrilled to have found a cheap black jean alternative.

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The pockets are placed just a tad bit wide for my particular rear end but boyfriend gave them the nod of approval, so I decided to keep them regardless. To this day the only pair of black jeans I have found that have the proper pocket placement for me are Ann Taylor curvy slims, and those fade very quickly and don’t taper narrow enough to tuck into boots.

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 Please let me know if you check out these jeans and what you think!

James Perse Anniversary Dress for Everyday

IMG_0224-2James Perse dress, Prada sunglasses, Jack Purcell shoes

You may remember this dress from Cesar’s and my 3 year anniversary shoot. Made of a lightweight, yet oh so flattering cotton, I love this dress for an evening out or paired with casual Chuck’s and big hair.

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IMG_0229-2I swear, sneakers go with literally any dress.

Opinion: To Cut A Dress, or Not To Cut A Dress?

IMG_0221-2Banana Republic dress (absolutely ancient, amazing similarly patterned one here), Sam Edelman sandals, Prada sunglasses

I need you’re opinion. I’ve had this dress since I was 16 (not joking). I bought it for my little brother’s middle school graduation and have worn it so many times I can’t even tell you. But upon putting it on yesterday the length sort of started to bother me. The flattering wrap shape and the v-neck line are still absolute favorites, but the awkward 2-inches-below-the-knee length bugged me. So, I ask you dear readers, do I get it tailored to 2 inches above the knee, or not?

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IMG_0188-2Gosh that waist is flattering. Who knew the dressing for your shape thing could start at such a young age! I’ve got an eye ladies! *wink*

IMG_0193-2So, no alterations trips will be made until your opinion is received. Do be so kind, help a girl out and leave it below!

Reworking a Club Monaco Maxi

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Aritzia top (love this one from Equipment), Club Monaco maxi (last styled here), Madewell belt, Sam Edelman sandals

Bringing an Outfit of the Day from Instagram to the blog for a change! Just a casual daytime outfit reworking my favorite Club Monaco maxi for a sunny but chilly day in the city. I added a classic belt to cinch the waist and fun curly hair for an even more casual look. To achieve this layered look simply take your favorite silk shirt, button the first two buttons and tie the remaining in a knot. Tuck it under a wider belt and you’re done!

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If you’re interested in how I achieved this curly haired look, check out this video on my youtube channel.

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